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squared off with the powerful nra today, getting ready for a big announcement next week. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl now tells us what happened. >> reporter: on the day vice president biden met with the national rifle association, he made it clear he is pushing for the biggest expansion of gun control in two decades. >> there's got to be some common ground here. >> reporter: biden's proposals will likely include mandatory background checks on virtually every gun sale and a ban on semiautomatic weapons and those ammo clips that hold dozens of bullets. that will pit him squarely against the nra. >> everything that's been proposed impinges on people who have every right to own firearms. >> reporter: the nra has long been a lobbying force like no other. its unwavering opposition to gun control immortalized by its late president, charlton heston. >> from my cold, dead hands! >> reporter: they even managed to expand gun rights during president obama's first term, legalizing guns in national parks and on amtrak. the nra has more than 4 million members and lots of money. do
by guns in the one month since newtown. the powerful nra responded to him immediately, saying they would fight the president hard. and they even put the president's daughters at the center of the argument. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: as gun sales across the country continue their record pace, gun advocates reacted swiftly to the president, declaring they will fight his proposals on every level. in mississippi, the governor said he wants to make it illegal in his state to enforce any new federal gun law. >> to use this tragedy somehow as to say we need great reforms is just the wrong thing to do. >> reporter: in oregon, a sheriff stood by his intention not to enforce any law he believes is unconstitutional. >> making criminals out of honest citizens, that's not the right path to go down. >> reporter: when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids who wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. julia said -- julia, where are you? there you go. "i'm not scar
difficult for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns? >> the nra will say, they can get them illegally. >> i don't agree with that. the gun lobby even opposes a gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. i mean, doesn't that seem like a common sense thing to do? >> but they made these arguments, the only thing that stopped the bad guy is a good guy with a gun. if there had been somebody with a gun there in that parking lot with jared loughner -- >> there was. there was somebody with a gun, other than jared loughner. >> he says there was a man nearby who had a gun in his pocket. but almost accidentally shot the hero. >> nearly shot the man who took down jared loughner, by a good guy with a gun. >> and two years after jared loughner opened fire, it is still a kind of miracle that congresswoman giffords survived. a bullet had torn a tunnel through her brain. >> yeah, that's it. that's a thumb. >> we saw her incredible spirit, her indestructible will and the recovery, moving so fast, doctors were amazed at the pace. today, she says she is still making gains, but every on
on guns and violence. >> the time is now. you must act. >>> proposition. the head of the nra. so, who won the first round? >>> the $275 million man on the wroeps tonight? the guy who got all the glamour and the girls. is he about to go down? >>> and, cats going wild. what we just learned today about the secret life of fluffy. scientists track them and discover a kind of feline frankenstein. >>> good evening. we begin with that wall of wind howling across the country tonight. millions of americans bracing for the impact, everything from stalled trains and planes to tornadoes. and here is the map. an area from the florida panhandle to new york, under a severe weather warning. abc's steve osunsami is outside atlanta tonight in adairsville, georgia, where one powerful tornado has already torn through town. >> reporter: an hour north of atlanta, an amazing picture, the sky was falling. >> we've got debris flying to the left and center of this system. the sirens have been going off here. the wind is kicking up, along with the rain. again, a funnel crossing the interstate here in adairsville. >>
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